Monday, 4 May 2020

teddy bear top and skirt






This is a simple little top and skirt for a 15" build a bear.  Both are worked in rounds so there's no seaming and use basic crochet stitches.

If you find and errors or have any queries, let me know in the comments below.   Thanks



To fit:       15” Build a bear
Materials:     20g dk for top and 30g dk for skirt, 4mm hook
Tension:   18trs x 10 rows x 4” using 4mm hook
Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain, dc, double crochet (US single crochet), tr/s: treble crochet, (US double crochet), htr: half treble crochet (US half double crochet), slst: slip stitch,


Top



For the striped top begin with main and work alternate rows contrast. 


Using 4mm hook make 64ch
Join into round by slip stitching into first ch,
Rounds begin at centre back
Round 1    2ch (counts as dc) dc1, (dc6, 2dc in each of next 2ch, dc14, 2dc in each of next 2ch, dc6) 2 times, dc2     72sts
Round 2    slst in top of 2ch, 3ch, tr1, (tr7, 2tr in each of next 2dc, tr16, 2tr in each of next 2dc, tr7) 2 times, tr2      80sts
Round 3    slst in top of 3ch, 3ch, tr1, (tr8, 2tr in each of next 2tr, tr18, 2tr in each of next 2tr, tr8) 2 times, tr2             88sts
Round 4    slst in top of 3ch, 3ch, tr10, 2tr in next tr, 8ch, miss 22trs, 2tr in next tr, tr18, 2tr in next tr, 8ch miss 22trs, 2tr in next tr, tr11
Round 5    slst in top of 3ch, 3ch, tr12, 1tr in each ch, tr22, 1tr in each ch, tr13   64 sts
Work 2 rounds in trs,
Hem
2ch, *miss 1tr, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next tr, miss 2tr, 1dc in next tr** repeat from * to ** 6 times, miss 1tr, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next tr, miss tr, 1dc in next tr, repeat from * to ** to end of round  approx.13 shells
Fasten off yarn


Skirt
Using 4mm hook make 52ch, join into round by slip stitching into first ch
Rounds begin at centre back
Round 1    2ch, 1htr in each ch to end, slst in top of 2ch
Round 2    2ch, 1htr in each htr to end, slst in top of 2ch
Round 3    3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1tr in next tr) to end of round   78sts
Round 4    slst in top of 3ch, 3ch, 1tr in each tr to end
Rounds 5 & 6    as round 4
Round 7    slst in top of 3 ch, 3ch, (2tr in next tr, 1tr in each of next 2trs) to end of round   104sts
Work 3 more rounds of trebles adjust length here in you want

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